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WSJ names two EMEA senior correspondents

March 31, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Wall Street JournalThorold Barker, editor of Europe, Middle East and Africa for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Friday:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two senior correspondents in EMEA. The new roles will help us to join dots and pursue big cross-border stories at a time of rapid change in the region’s business, economic and political environment. Both correspondents will work closely with other reporters and editors in Europe.

David Gauthier-Villars becomes Senior Correspondent, European Business. In his new role, David will help to lead on big corporate stories across EMEA, from hard-hitting business features to the role hackers are playing in disrupting corporations, digging especially into Russian meddling. David will also track the fallout for business and finance from rising economic nationalism around the region at a time of sweeping international change.

David takes on his new job fresh from his role as Nordics bureau chief, where he oversaw financial, corporate and political/economic news from Oslo to Riga. David joined Newswires in 1999 before jumping to the Journal in 2006 and later becoming deputy bureau chief in Paris.

Before joining Dow Jones, David worked in Russia as a freelance reporter and was editor-in-chief of “La Gazette,” a weekly for French speakers in Moscow. David has a master’s degree in Russian and East-European studies from Sciences-Po university in Paris as well as degrees in Russian and economics.

Marcus Walker returns from Greece to Berlin as Senior Correspondent, European Economics and Politics. Marcus will play a leading role in tracking the European economy and political trends at a time of considerable upheaval, as the region continues to limp out of its long economic malaise.

Marcus comes fresh from his role as Athens chief chronicling the Greek economic collapse, migration and the rise of anti-establishment parties in Europe.

He helped lead the Journal’s prize-winning coverage of the eurozone debt crisis. Since joining the Journal in 2000 he has covered European banking, terrorism, German politics and European macroeconomics. He is a German-born British citizen and holds degrees from Oxford in philosophy, politics and economics and international relations.

Please join us in congratulating them both.

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